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Van Gogh in Stockwell

Who knew Vincent Van Gogh lived in Stockwell? Turns out nearly everyone who I mentioned this fact to. I didn’t but was fascinated to learn that Van Gogh…

The Type Archive

To Stockwell, and while I was looking for Van Gogh’s house on Hackford Road I came across this place. The Type Archive. The Archive holds various collections of…

The Serpentine Pavilion 2017

For the last seventeen years, the Serpentine Gallery has spent a small fortune commissioning and then building a structure in its front garden. A different architect is chosen…

The day I inadvertently “papped” Gilbert & George

I usually spend my time taking photos of London’s old buildings. On one recent occasion, however, I found myself inadvertently taking pictures of one of London’s artistic institutions,…

On Rotherhithe Beach I sat down

If one of London’s dockers – say Danny Baker’s Dad, Spud, from the excellent Cradle To The Grave TV series – came back from even fifty years ago…

Behind the green door: Elms Lesters Painting Rooms and Stores

In the madness that is the current rebuilding of Tottenham Court Road station as part of the  Crossrail development, there is one small oasis of calm. Tucked in…

A writer’s view of the street

As I wandered round Cloudesley Square, one of Islington’s very fine Georgian squares, trying to mentally undress the dominating church at its centre of the scaffolding overcoat that…

Charlie Brown’s pub at Limehouse

Sadly closed and demolished to make way for the Limehouse Link Tunnel in 1989, Charlie Brown’s was one of the pubs featured in Alan Reeve-Jones book London pubs….

From manufactory to gallery in Fitzrovia: T J Boultings and Sons

I love Fitzrovia; the area and the word. It’s named after Fitzroy Square*, a beautiful Georgian Square at its heart which was pedestrianised in the 1970’s and now…

The pink thinker

Out the back of The Grapes pub in Limehouse, if you swivel your head to the left you see this fellow.